Do you remember when googling “fashion fall for plus size women” returned mostly websites carrying dated, shapeless clothing? Thankfully, those days are behind us. Stores like Eloquii, Wray and Universal Standard have stylish plus-size pieces to pick up (or, technically, to buy).
Either way, now that it’s getting too chilly to wear shorts and t-shirts every day, you might need some inspiration to seamlessly and stylishly transition into warm threads. To that end, here are nine gorgeous pieces, created and modeled for curvy women
9 plus size essentials for fall
1. The sweater dress
The sweater dress is a fall fashion workhorse. Wear it barefoot at the start of the season, then transition into leggings or tights and boots. Add a belt to accentuate those curves, or let your shape speak for itself.
Try Venus’ sexy and stylish cozy sweater dress $54 in off-white, blue or black.
2. Button-down tunic
Oversized button-downs are back on the fashion hit list this season. Catherine’s poplin tunic for $50 has a slightly A-line shape that’s flattering and a pretty pattern too.
The top makes a great partner for your favorite jeans or leggings. Or, use it as an outer or mid layer depending on the weather. You can tie this top in the front to define your waist and hips.
3. Straight leg jeans
The straight leg shape is the most versatile and flattering silhouette for denim. But then, you probably already know that. You probably have a pair of straight-leg jeans in your closet — the pair you reach for when the occasion calls for heels and a blazer or a T-shirt and ankle boots.
If your straight leg is worn out, D/C Jeans’ High-Rise Responsible, High-Rise Curvy-Fit Jean is on sale at Pennington for $56.
4. Ribbed wrap top
A grab-and-go sexy top that you can dress up or down? Yes. Universal Standards for Rib Wrap Top in Jam $104 is the perfect contender. Add a chic necklace, heels and a pencil skirt for date night. Or wear this wrap top with flats and any accessories to spice things up on your casual days.
5. All-purpose jumpsuit
Kyona’s Charima Crepe Jumpsuit is available from Dia & Co for $168. This is another one of those pieces that you can wear almost anywhere with the right complementary pieces. Add a blazer and your leather briefcase and you’ll own any meeting. Or, apply your red lipstick and slick your hair back for a sophisticated evening look.
6. Trendy sweaters
Have you heard this news? Statement sweaters are a thing this fall. And this $80 plaid mock-neck sweater from Eloquii fits right into that mix.
Better yet, thanks to a neutral palette and relatively subdued pattern, you can still wear this piece next year — long after everyone’s bold sweater trend is over. (That is, assuming you choose black or denim bottoms instead of matching knit pants.)
7. Jersey pants
Easy pull-on, jersey knit pants keep you stylish even on your lazy days. At $85 the Ware Sabrina pants in deep eucalyptus green are a step up from leggings or joggers but just as easy. Balance the wide leg with a wrap or tie-front top. Ankle boots, sandals, or sneakers can finish the look.
8. Maxi dress
A good maxi dress is almost as easy as pull-on pants. Venus’ Plus Size Paisley Dreams Maxi Dress $49 features an interesting pattern, waist-defining detail, and three-quarter sleeves that will protect against chilly days. Knee-high slits allow your legs to move and dance (if the mood strikes), without showing too much.
9. Tie-waist blazer
Get classy with this double-breasted, tie-waist blazer from Eloquii for $140. It can be part of your outfit or an extra layer for warmth. Thanks to a tailored fit complete with front body darts and shoulder pads, this structured piece will always look polished. It’s machine washable—a huge plus for a piece that looks like it needs dry cleaning.
Plus Size Fall Fashion
Anytime is a good time to show off your curves, but fall adds new textures and colors to the mix. If you’re looking to affordably update your fall wardrobe, turn to knits and jewel tones. These are classic cool-weather items that will always be in style.